Owl Tetradrachm

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by NLL, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on if this coin is authentic and if it is what might it be worth? I’m concerned that it may be a fake. I’m trying to buy a decent owl Tetradrachm for my collection and am curious to what a good price to pay for it is if it is real. This one is polished. Thanks. 256FB4E7-C277-4749-8186-CAF1C1123C58.jpeg 2406E949-76E0-4413-882C-FF69D9A8367B.jpeg 1888E400-3B0D-40B1-A466-455174A249C3.jpeg 90F60FF9-38FE-47FC-BEB9-D57FFB796188.jpeg AD212B8B-A511-4196-ADAA-6C586C1AD744.jpeg
     
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  3. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero

    What is the weight?

    Personally, I don't like it. Possibility of casting bubbles on the owl side. Full crest and nose on Athena usually carries a premium.
     
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  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Doesn't look right to mee either.
     
  6. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    I vote BBBBBBBAAAAAAAADDDDDdddddd. I've never seen an edge like that on one of these. Nice looking coin; I hope I'm wrong.
     
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  7. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    If real, that would be an expensive coin. To get an idea of a retail price, search somewhere like Vcoins.
     
  8. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Also "good price" is pretty vague. Do you want to spend more or less than $1,000? Many have recently come to market so you should be able to find one.
     
  9. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    I had bought this coin off of eBay for 400 dollars. The seller guaranteed it to be real. He said he would give me a refund on it.
     
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  10. iamtiberius

    iamtiberius SPQR Supporter

    Probably cast from a real coin. Design looks correct, but the metal and strike appear to yell "forgery." Note the liver of sulfur used to create fake aging/toning around the details. If real, even in the flooded Athenian market of 2019, it's still a $1500+ coin. I say the deal was too good to be true. Hopefully the return goes smoothly; if you take that route.
     
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  11. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    I have authenticity concerns. I have been studying these for a few months. This one just feels wrong.
     
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  12. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    When I opened the package the coin looked different in reality compared to the eBay photos. I contacted the seller last night asking for a return because I thought the coin was fake and he said he would give me a full refund and return before I created this thread. I just wanted to make sure I did not make a mistake in calling this coin a fake. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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